Mergers and acquisitions

At Thrings, we combine legal expertise with in-depth knowledge of the transaction process, including overseas and cross-border transactions.

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Buying or selling a company

Whether you are a public or private company, a family-owned business, an entrepreneur or a financial institution, we can support you in carrying out all corporate transactions. These may range from sales and purchases to management buy-ins and buy-outs, mergers and demergers, and public company takeovers.

Working in partnership with you,  we spend time getting to know your business, developing vital insights to help guide you through every stage of your transaction. Our partner-led team will act as an extension of your business, providing a bespoke service tailored to your needs. Above all, we bear in mind that a deal is only successful if it fully meets your business objectives.

We also involve experts from teams across our firm, working collaboratively to provide you with strategic, integrated advice. In building a strong working relationship with you, we ensure that the terms of your merger, sale or acquisition deliver the best outcomes for you and your business.


Highlights include:

  • 25 acquisitions in the downstream oil distribution sector
  • Acquisition by market leading financial services institution of a national adviser network
  • sale of a national information management company to a global management
  • consulting and IT services business

  • purchaser of a UK-based aerospace manufacturer on behalf of an Indian-owned multinational
  • acqusition by a US multinational of a UK-based group of companies in the fibre optic telecoms sector
  • MBO of a nationally-recognised postal and distribution business


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • private and public company sales and acquisitions
  • business sales and acquisitions
  • mergers and demergers
  • management buy-ins and buy-outs

  • public company takeovers and schemes of arrangement
  • corporate business advisory
  • company structure and organisation on formation
  • Strategic planning

Case Studies

Thrings’ Corporate team advised the shareholders of Watson Petroleum Limited on its acquisition by World Fuel Services Corporation, one of the largest global fuel logistics companies in the world.

Thrings’ Corporate team advised Wessex Grain Ltd on all legal aspects of its acquisition by Cefetra Limited, a major international supplier of raw materials to the feed, food, and fuel industries.

Thrings’ Corporate team advised the shareholders of T Brewer & Co Ltd – a timber importer and merchant – on its acquisition by building materials business Grafton Group plc.

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